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From Chuck Murcko <ch...@telebase.com>
Subject Re: 1.1b3 ?
Date Fri, 17 May 1996 14:56:43 GMT
Paul Richards liltingly intones:
> 
> In reply to Ben Laurie who said
> > 
> > I don't understand why LINGER should be used. According to my man, SO_LINGER
> > causes the close() to block until all data is sent. It should have no effect
> > on the sending of the data. So, what's it all about?
> > 
> 
> I thought that's exactly what the problem was, some buggy SVR4 networking
> code doesn't send data sitting in the kernel part of the networking code if
> the application closes the socket. Setting SO_LINGER would work around
> that bug. This is my understanding from memory though, someone should confirm
> this.
> 
This is indeed the case, at least for UnixWarez.

chuck
Chuck Murcko	N2K Inc.	Wayne PA	chuck@telebase.com
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